2015 South Asian Film Festival: Sold
The South Asian Film Festival will present the documentary Sold as their centerpiece film. Every year, millions of children disappear; trafficked and sold as slaves, for sex, for labor. This is happening in every country, on every continent around the world, yet this industry is largely invisible, its victims hidden.
Based on the acclaimed and award-winning international best-seller by Patricia McCormick, Sold tells the story of one girl who becomes a victim of human trafficking. The story is set in India and Nepal, where many such stories take place. Sold is about an extraordinary 13-year-old girl named Lakshmi who lives in a poor village in the mountains of Nepal.
The film will be preceded by the short film, Blouse.